Over 800 Children Received Humanitarian Support from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 31/8/21 Kiev- Ukraine: The annual charity event "Ryukzachok Mercy" was held on the 30th of August 2021, organized by the Mission, Social and Humanitarian Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Economically deprived Large families, are provided regulars support, including food packages through the charity event. This year the department received additional request ...

Russian Orthodox Monastery Carved Out of Chalk Mountain in Voronezh Gains Media Attention

OCP News Service - 31/8/21 Moscow-Russia: The Monastery of the St John the Baptist situated in the Voronezh region of Russia has attained considerable media attention. Carved into a white mountain of chalk, this monastery is one of the world visually stunning places of Christian worship. Odditycentral, Euroweekelynews have published articles on the monastery. In ...

‘The Faith in Christ is Trust in God and Trust in Oneself to God’ – Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia

OCP News Service - 31/8/21 Zagreb-Croatia: Patriarch Porfirije served Divine Liturgy in the monastery of Lepavina, on the feast of The Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, reports SPC.rs. During the sermon he stated "There is no man who came to this holy place with faith and humility, without solving some of his inner 'spiritual knots' in his ...

Patriarch Porfirije Speaks at the Professional Convention for Educators in Zagreb

OCP News Service - 31/8/21 Zagreb-Croatia: Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia inaugurated a two-day professional workshop and convention for teachers and professional associates of the Serbian national minority in Schools in in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. The workshop is based on the theme 'Public appearance and communication skills among the participants in the educational system', ...

Project dldl Facilitates Connection and Knowledge Sharing Between the Orthodox Church of Kenya and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Project dldl/ድልድል - 29/8/21 #Project dldl/ድልድል facilitates connection and knowledge sharing between the African Orthodox Church of Kenya and the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahәdo Church.  Addis Ababa-Ethiopia-Africa: Fr Evangelos Thiani, a priest of the African Orthodox Church of Kenya recently visited Addis Ababa for a training conference. The occasion provided Dr Romina Istratii and Fr Thiani, who had ...

Pope Tawadros II Warns Dehumanization Through Social Media

OCP News Service - 29/8/21 Cairo- Egypt: Pope Tawadross of Alexandria in a recent speech stated that social media is playing a vital role in dehumanization, reports fides.org. He was speaking at the Logos Forum" organised by the Coptic Orthodox Church for over 200 boys and girls. The program is being organised at the Anba Bishoy ...

Orthodox Metropolitan-Primates Took Part in the Independence Day Celebrations of Moldova

OCP News Service - 29/8/21 Chișinău-Moldova: Metropolitan-Primate Petru of the autonomous Metropolis of Bessarabia (Romanian Patriarchate) and Metropolitan-Primate Vladimir of autonomous Metropolis of Chișinău and All Moldova (Moscow Patriarchate) took part in the celebrations dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Moldova on the 27th of August 2021. Metropolitan Peter had a ...

The Iconography Program Offered by the Neamț Monastery in Romania Gains Nationwide Attention

OCP News Service - 29/8/21 Bucharest-Romania: Iconography courses provided by Neamț Monastery in Romania is gaining nationwide attention. The applicants for the Byzantine iconography courses have increased over time, reports Basilica News Agency. The Monastery has allocated more space to accommodate the demands. The present source is taught by Dr Petru Sofragiu (Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iași) ...

The Commemoration of the 30th Death Anniversary of Patriarch German of Serbia

OCP News Service - 29/8/21 Belgrade-Serbia: The 30th anniversary of the death of the Serbian Patriarch German was commemorated at the St. Mark Church in Belgrade, on the 27th of August 2021 by bishop Georgije of Canada and the elected Bishop Justin of Hvosno, reports Spc.rs. German was the 43rd Patriarch of the Serbian Church (from ...

Armenian Christian Cemetery Demolished to Build Apartment in Van Province -Turkey

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Eastern Anatolia -Turkey: An Armenian Christian cemetery was demolished with bulldozers in Van province, reports stockholmcf.org. According to local sources, a new apartment complex will be built on the site. Local Armenians lent that many people search for the remains of their families who were either victims of forced evection or ...

Raisa Kwiatkowska Decorated with the Order of St. Mary Magdalene on Her 100th Birthday

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Warsaw-Poland: Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland showered a special blessing on Raisa Kwiatkowska on her 100th birthday at the St. Alexandra Church in Stanisławów. Raisa is a faithful of the Polish Orthodox Church. During the thanks giving ceremony, Metropolitan Sawa commented that "despite the complex experiences in human life there ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Winds Up Ukraine Visit

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Kiev-Ukraine: On the 24th of August 2021, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I departed to Constantinople from the Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Metropolitan Epiphanius, the head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) and high-level delegation accompanied the Patriarch to the airport. During his visit the Patriarch took part in several ...

Romanian Migrants Propagate Christian Faith to the World

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Bucharest- Romania: Ina recent statement Bishop Justin of Maramureş and Sătmar stated that “Romanians are the apostles of Christianity and the faith in a secularized Europe, which has abandoned Christian values and God”, reports Basilica News Agency. According to the Bishop "Romanians manifest and profess their faith wherever they are in ...

Two Orthodox Churches, Several Homes Destroyed and Hundreds Killed in Oromia (August 2021)

E.S.G - OCP News Service - 27/8/21 #Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Continue to Encounter Extreme Persecution in the Regional State of Oromia. Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: In an urgent Press release, on the 26th of August 2021, the Ethiopian Human Rights Council have disclosed two churches were burned down in Gidda Kirammu of East Welega Zone of the Oromia ...

In Memoriam: Fr. Dr. Abraham Oommen (Orthodox Christian Theologian and Author)

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Malankara-Kerala-India: Fr. Dr Abraham Oommen, the renowned Orthodox Christian theologian, author and priest of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church has entered eternal rest on the 27th of August 2021. He was undergoing treatment for various health problems at St Gregorious Hospital, Parumala. He was serving as the Manager of Stephanos Mar ...

The 51st Annual Saint Herman Pilgrimage Held

OCP News Service - 26/8/21 Alaska-USA: The 51st Annual Saint Herman Pilgrimage was held from August 8-9, 2021. Metropolitan-Primate Tikhon (Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada) the head of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) presided over the celebrations. A large number of clergy and faithful from various Orthodox jurisdictions took part in ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives the Head of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon

OCP News Service - 26/8/21 Syria-Damascus: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Dr. Joseph Kassab, the Head of the the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and a high-level delegation on the 24th of August 2021 at the headquarters of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Damascus. Both parties discussed the situation in Syria as ...

Serbian Patriarch Provides Scholarship to Students from Croatia

OCP News Service - 26/8/21 Croatia: Patriarch Porfirije of the Serbia is personally aiding ten Undergraduates from Croatia according to total-croatia-news. The Patriarch has channeled the aid through 'Vladimir Matijevi' fund managed by the Serbian Privrednik Association especially for students from economically backward areas in the country. During the last academic year, the Serbian Privrednik Association aided ...

A High-Level Coptic Orthodox Delegation Visits Russia

OCP News Service - 25/8/21 Moscow-Russia: Upon the invitation of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a high-level delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Chruch has arrived in Russia. Bishop Bigol, the Abbot of the Elmeharic Monastery in Asyut, Egypt is heading the Coptic delegation. The visit is also part of the ongoing and ever-developing dialogue between ...

The Russian Orthodox Church Deliver Regular Aid to Philippines

OCP News Service - 25/8/21 Manila-Philippines: The Diocese of the Philippines-Vietnam of the Russian Church through its department of Charity and Social Service deliver regular humanitarian aid to poor families in the Province of Quezon in the Philippines, reports the Press Service of the DECR. Several poor families including the elderly, women and kids receive cooked ...

Metropolitan Joanikije Responds to the Protest Over His Inauguration as the Head of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

OCP News Service - 24/8/21 Montenegro: Metropolitan Joanikije II stated that it is indeed a shame that few people are protesting against his inauguration as the head of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Patriarchate. The Prelate further commented that he is not being sent by the church in Serbia, nor by ...